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The Lawfare Podcast: Stephen Williams on Vasily Maklakov

Vasily Maklakov was a political reformer in pre-revolution Russia who offered his country an alternative to radicalism that it chose to forego. This week, I speak to Judge Stephen Williams of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, who in his spare time is a historian of Russian reformers. His new book, “The Reformer: How One Liberal Fought to Preempt the Russian Revolution,” recounts the story Maklakov’s fight for political moderation. 

The Russia Connection

Documents: Gates Superseding Criminal Information, Statement of Offense, Plea Agreement

On Friday, the special counsel returned the following superseding criminal information in the case against Richard Gates. Gates entered into a plea agreement on Friday afternoon; a statement of offense and plea agreement are below.

Criminal Information


Rational Security: The "Mansplaining" Edition

Bob Mueller indicts a slew of Russians who interfered in the 2016 election. Can the president distinguish between the national interest and his own? And the school shooting in Florida brings students to the frontline of the gun control debate. Plus, the word "fucked" appears on Lawfare for the first time, and for good reason. And Shane wonders if Jared Kushner will lose his interim security clearance.

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